After hitting the first flight of stairs that began the mountain climb, I felt out of breath and rather exhausted. For a moment I questioned how I would proceed the remaining 3 hours of intense incline, not to mention the decent to follow. That was when the words ‘inch by inch’ gave me just the momentum I needed.
A saying that sums up Al Pacino’s speech from the sports film Any Given Sunday. ‘We’re in hell right now gentleman and we can stay here and get the shit kicked out of us or we can fight our way back into the light…one inch at a time…the inches we need are everywhere around us…we claw for that inch because we know when we add up all those inches that makes up the difference between winning and losing…between living and dying..in any fight it is the guy that is willing to die to win that inch..that’s what life is…the 6 inches in front of your face’.
As I countdown the days remain to show my collection in London 52 days to be exact, I wonder how I will get everything needed ready in time. This journey has been amazing, but very draining. My heart goes back to those three words that pushed me through the climb ‘inch by inch’. I don’t need to look at the thousand steps ahead, or those I left behind but the most important is where I am standing now. Needless to say I made it back to those stairs where I began the climb, tired, aching but proud because I fought for every last inch of that 10,000 foot mountain and that has made all the difference.